How do you know when it’s time to hire on help at your business?
For some industries, extra hands are needed right away, like if you’re a building contractor, a restaurant, or a boutique. You need more people to cover your hours of operation and provide optimal customer service, so you build a team from the get-go.
But in other industries, growth happens slower. If you’re a solopreneur or freelancer, you may take months or even years to get to a point of needing to hire help. In this business model, it’s also hard to know who and how to hire, and if you have enough work to keep someone busy part-time.
So in today’s episode we discuss a few options for bringing someone on board your team if you’re looking to grow.
Intern: student from high school or college who is looking to gain experience in a career field. Can be paid or unpaid, and you can determine which ways to bring trainee into your operation.
Virtual Assistant: remote worker who specializes in helping businesses in a variety of administrative roles. He/she can help with digital files, organizing calendars, or managing systems and processes within your business. This person operates as an independent contractor separate from your business.
Specialized Independent Contractor: truthfully, I had to look this up: an independent contractor is paid to achieve a result, not for hours worked. Many times these independent contractors are specialized and fulfill a specific niche your business needs to bolster: marketing, accounting, bookkeeping, etc.
Part-time/Full-time Payroll: if you need someone in-house to assist you for a particular number of hours in a week, then it’s time to establish a payroll.
Which of these do I use within my own small business and how did I know when it was time to bring someone on board? Listen to this week’s episode of the Small-Minded Podcast for more!
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